The New Toy is on the way!

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Good Evening All....

I won myself a PowerMac G5 with dual 1.8 processors, 2 Gig RAM, and 160 Gig hard drive last night up on eBay. It should be here in about a week.
That make it 1 G3 Beige Tower, 2 G4's (Dual 500 MHz processors and dual 867 MDD), and a G5. I am a happy camper. Smile

I am using the MDD right now and have it maxed out with RAM and an extra HD. I am using it for transfering files to my 5300cs laptop.

This does not mean that I have quit working on Apple II's, It just means that I am expanding my horizons. lol

I plan on doing some upgrades to the G5, but I have to wait until it arrives to see if it is a PCI, or PCI-X model. I read about the differences up on EveryMac. com last night, but the decription on ebay was not that specific.

Cheers!!

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Very nice!! Do the dual proce

Very nice!! Do the dual processors make a difference? I have been thinking of snagging a dual MDD 1.25ghz (the one that boots into OS 9) for my legacy apps, though I might also set up my old B&W G3 and run 9 and Tiger on it, but I need a hard drive and optical drive for it, but I think I have some CD-ROM drives and a 40gb HD somewhere.

Though this 1.2ghz iBook is great, my only G4. Traded an eMac for it. I still have a 700mhz iMac with a permanent yellow hue on the screen, but it requires me to "hot wire" it to power it on.

My next mac will be an intel, though, as my school needs windows, so I might as well dual boot it instead of using a netbook for said purpose.

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Dual Processors...

Digital,

To tell you the truth I am not sure about whether or not dual processors are really better. I do know that sharing the load during execution of intensive software is better than trying to operate with a single.

Does anyone have any input on that?

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It's debatable

It is debatable, but, i personally feel they make a difference. Remember, you need to be using software that can take advantage of the 2nd processor, such as OS X, and native OS X apps. That being said, if i run a processor intensive task, then do it again with the 2nd CPU disabled, i can tell the difference.

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Dual Processors...

Ultimate,

See, thats the thing. I haven't had that much experience with OS X apps to know the difference. I hope (once the G5 arrives) to learn more. The learning curve will be steep for a while, but once I have an idea of what I'm looking at I should be a bit more knowledgable.

I already have a Bachelors Degree from UHK (University of Hard Knocks), It's time for a Masters. lol

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Congrats! I think you'll e

Congrats!

I think you'll enjoy the extra speed. It'll be a big jump over the MDD. I'm using a 2x2GHz G5 at work alongside Mac Pros, and the G5 is still keeps up with anything we throw at it.

My MDD 1.25-single is still a very competent Mac, but the G5 still feels like a fast computer.

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